When exploring the Asian countries for the first time I think both our mind and heart can become really overwhelmed, not only because of their habits, culture and lifestyle but, especially, in my opinion, because of the everlasting spirituality. There's a spiritual vibe in Thailand's atmosphere that draws our attention that we simply cannot be oblivious to.
For me, Italy invokes the best feelings we can have in life: the pleasure of food, of a conversation among friends, of the union in a family, of the moment when our skin prickles when we first look at Santa Croce in Florence, of the streets full of clotheslines in Palermo, or the splendid color of the Lago di Como.
Austria is probably one of the richest cultures in the world, made up of many neighbours' influences and assembled by the unparalleled Austro-Hungarian Empire. The monarchy helped to shape a big deal of what we see until this day, which is immediately felt when we enter this wealthy country. It's glorious!
The convenience of being in a small country is the facility of moving around within a couple of hours. Cities are close enough and allow us to explore the surrounds whilst we bring joy to ourselves facing new landscapes and fresh environments. In the Netherlands this proves to be right. Plus, we can get it all: beaches, hills, forests, urban life, medieval villages, and much more.
This province (or beach) of Palermo is the refuge and meeting point for Palermitani, especially on sunny weekends and holidays. It is 11km away from the center of Palermo and easy to reach by car or bus. Its sea is an emerald green that fills your eyes and invites you to both go for a walk along its coast, as well as to spend hours in its fine white sandy beach.
To understand the history and culture of Germany and fall in love with an itinerary made of landscapes, culinary flavors and unforgettable artistic expressions, start at Leipzig. No other city represents Germany as well as this one, which is currently the fastest growing and most prosperous in the country.
I believe many of those who will read this article, just like me, have never had Jordan on their traveling bucket list. There are those who recognize it as the country of the archaeological city of Petra; others talk about Jordan because of the Dead Sea. And those thinking of visiting the East are most likely to go to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Morocco. But few go to Jordan.
Just by looking at the photos, before visiting this archaeological site, I was struck by the blue of the sea and the grandeur of the ruins of what has been the scene of so many events since the time of Herod the Great. Its creation begins around 13 BC, when it was transformed into the capital and port region thanks to King Herod's will to have a palace of his own.